About Gary Gilson

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Gary Gilson is a regular columnist for the Sunday edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on the craft of clear writing. 

His motto is, “Make what you write . . . say what you mean.” His goal is to help writers harness simplicity and precision to produce concise, clear, and compelling copy.

A graduate of Dartmouth College (English major) and of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, he started as a reporter at The Minneapolis Star and then had a long career in television documentary production. 

His work in public TV in New York and Los Angeles won five Emmy Awards. He returned to the Twin Cities to host a weekly magazine series on the public TV station. 

Gary has taught at Columbia, Yale, Minnesota, Macalester, St. Thomas, Cornell College of Iowa and, for the past 24 years, at Colorado College.